SlushPile Hell — Hahahahahah. Sadly irregular, so I suppose it’s an occasional skim.
30,000-year-old giant virus ‘comes back to life’ — What could possibly go wrong!?
A Powerful New Way to Edit DNA — (Via David Goldman.)
LSD, Reconsidered for Therapy — In Switzerland, the first controlled trial of the drug in more than 40 years found that it eased anxiety in people nearing the end of their lives. Personally, given what’s inside my head these days, I’d be very concerned about a bad trip. (Via David Goldman.)
IMF study finds inequality is damaging to economic growth — International Monetary Fund paper dismisses rightwing argument that redistributing incomes is self-defeating. Clearly, the IMF are a bunch of Socialist moochers who don’t know anything about money, economics or job creators. (Via
And we will prove them herewith… — My friend
The Forces Behind The ‘Religious Freedom’ Movement That Exploded Last Week — No vast right wing conspiracy here. Just lots and lots of conservatives and deep pocket donors working quietly to the same malicious ends. See the difference?
Handbook for Homophobes — Advice for those who are troubled by tolerance.
The Real Welfare Queens — A new report shows corporations like Koch Industries have gotten billions in government subsidies. It’s not welfare if you give government money to rich people who don’t need it.
Bill Kristol To Bill Maher: ‘Total Bullshit’ That The Tea Party Was About A Black President — Nice try, Bill. I know bigots don’t like to be called bigots, but too bad. “I totally believe that,” Maher said. “It happened a month after he took office. Suddenly white people were very upset about debt, even though Bush had raised the debt way more than Obama had.”
It’s not a messaging problem — Isn’t it time for people to recognize that this isn’t a problem with the GOP “message?” It’s a problem with conservative philosophy. Also, this just in: sun rises in east.
Tea Party Might Just Fizzle In Ted Cruz’s Texas — America should be so lucky.
McConnell Vows a Senate in Working Order, if He Is Given Control — “We are going to treat senators with respect — we are going to work harder and accomplish more,” said Mr. McConnell. Sure thing, Mitch. Given the behavior of the GOP majority in the house, and the Senate during prior periods of GOP majority, does anyone believe this crap besides the low information crowd watching FOX News and voting Republican? Plus, note the glaring hypocrisy on the question of the Senate filibuster, which was the worst Constitutional evil EVAR when Democrats changed it according to McConnell, but is a reasonable tactic for Republicans to keep on the table according to McConnell.
Republican Lawmaker Apologizes For Saying Men Should Be Able To Rape Women If Abortion Is Legal — Are you proud of Your Republican Party?
Wisconsin GOP Seeks To Oust Majority Leader Accused Of Sexual Harassment — From the credit where credit is due file. Good for the Wisconsin GOP.
?otD: Has it been a long, strange trip?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0 minutes (airport walking to come)
Number of FEMA troops on my block unjustly vilifying Ted Nugent: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)